Once a character becomes a Hierophant, is it no longer possible to fall?


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According to the descriptive text about the Hierophant, the character no longer gains power directly from his diety. He instead gains power from directly from 'the source of his devotion' instead of relying upon an 'intermediary deity'.

This brings up a question. Assuming the character's powers aren't alignment based (such as having the good/evil/law/chaos domain, or paladin/antipaladin powers), does this mean that the character no longer needs to pay any attention to alignment restrictions as long as he remains a mythic character? After all, Hierophants are no longer necessarily linked to any specific diety...


Good catch, and very interesting to consider! There could be some tricky situations that arise, and that can be fun. But, in the end its going to fall into the hands of the GM.

Liberty's Edge

Matrix Dragon wrote:

According to the descriptive text about the Hierophant, the character no longer gains power directly from his diety. HE instead gains power from directly from 'the source of his devotion' instead of relying upon an 'intermediary deity'.

This brings up a question. Assuming the character's powers aren't alignment based (such as having the good/evil/law/chaos domain, or paladin/antipaladin powers), does this mean that the character no longer needs to pay any attention to alignment restrictions as long as he remains a mythic character? After all, Hierophants are no longer necessarily linked to any specific diety...

Interesting point. This sort of thing is always GM call but I think it would depend on what they mean by "the source of his devotion". Do they mean like domains or sphere of influence? Not sure here. For example, if the source of ones devotion is freedom then going lawful evil would be tough to pull off in a valid roleplaying sense. However, since there is no god involved I'm not sure if they could lose their abilities or if they would just redefine the nature of their source of devotion.


So becomes a philosophical cleric.


I am unafraid of nature-hating druids. :-p

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Matrix Dragon wrote:

According to the descriptive text about the Hierophant, the character no longer gains power directly from his diety. He instead gains power from directly from 'the source of his devotion' instead of relying upon an 'intermediary deity'.

This brings up a question. Assuming the character's powers aren't alignment based (such as having the good/evil/law/chaos domain, or paladin/antipaladin powers), does this mean that the character no longer needs to pay any attention to alignment restrictions as long as he remains a mythic character? After all, Hierophants are no longer necessarily linked to any specific diety...

If the character is screwing around with his diety's tennents then he's no longer in proper sync with his "devotion". I'm assume that this is more fluff than actual mechanics change.

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